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Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
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A couple of Class AAAA baseball teams posted important wins last week, while two of the most talented softball pitchers in the WPIAL continued their dominance.

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Indianapolis starter Rudy Owens had an impressive night and Evan Meek continues to show that he’s ready to return to Pittsburgh.

PIRATES FARM REPORT (FRIDAY NIGHT):

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Buffalo, 3-2:
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 1-4 (.276)
*LF John Bowker: 2-3, walk, (.347 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 0-3 (.280 average)
*3B Andy Marte: 2-3, HR, 3 RBI
*CF Alex Presley: 0-4 (.329 average)
*SP Rudy Owens: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (has allowed only 4 ER in his last 3 starts)
*RP Evan Meek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Altoona (AA) beats Akron, 2-0:
*CF Starling Marte: 2-4, (.325 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 2-4, 2 2B’s, RBI (.241 average)
*C Tony Sanchez: 2-4 (.282 average)
*LF Quincy Latimore: 1-2, Run (.215 average)
*SP Michael Colla: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (2.65 ERA) 14th round pick in 2008
*RP Noah Krol: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER (3.71 ERA) 9th save

Bradenton (High A) lost to Dunedin:
*SS Benji Gonzalez: 4-5, 3 runs, 2B & HR, 2 RBI (.275 average)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 3-5 (.291 average)
*LF David Rubinstein: 3-4, 2 doubles, 3 RBI (.330 average)
*SP Kyle McPherson: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (3.35 ERA)

West Virgina (Low A) lost to Lakewood, 3-2:
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr: 0-4, (.269 average)
*1B Matt Curry: 2-3, RBI (.370 average)
*RF Dan Grovatt: 2-4, 2 runs, 2B (.301 average)
*SP Colton Cain: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (3.55 ERA)
*RP Casey Sadler: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (3.71 ERA)